COMEDY SANS FRONTIERES
Fri 8 April
A jam-packed friendly and cerebral evening featuring a line-up of unique comedians (Simon Munnery, Robin Ince, Rachel Parris, Aidan Goatley, Cheeky Kita and Sami Stone), Comedy Sans Frontieres is raising funds for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid, medical and mental health care in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and manmade disasters.
Thurs 14 April
David Morgan loves a great many things; boys, television, lists of three things… He’d love to tell you about them. You might have seen him getting over excited on shows like Virtually Famous on E4, Sweat the Small Stuff on BBC Three or Big Brother’s Bit on the Side on Channel 5. You may have seen him being cruel, in a loving way, to celebrities on a weekly basis on ITV2’s Safeword. To be honest you’re most likely to have seen him retweeted in to your timeline during Eurovision.
Come along and see someone who The Metro thinks is ‘a joy to behold’ and who Attitude magazine say is ‘Funny. Yes with a capital F’.
Thurs 21 April
After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, Richard Herring has now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. So is he finally happy, or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrors?
In Herring’s 12th solo stand up show, he examines whether we can ever hope to be or are meant to be truly content. If we were never unhappy would happiness have any meaning? Why do our brains force us to envision the worst possible outcomes, even on a day when everything seems fine? How much pressure was there on Happy the dwarf to live up to his name?
STAND UP & SLAM
Weds 20 April
This enormously popular monthly show returns with another great line-up. Six phenomenal acts go head-to-head for your approval, as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results. Clever, fast paced and hilarious, this Edinburgh Fringe hit smashes preconceptions and delights audiences.
Featuring two resident team captains, who are joined by the most exciting comedy and poetry acts from around the UK, this night mashes up the two art forms in an epic battle of the spoken word. So who will win? That’s for you to decide…
Sat 23 April
The Joy of Mincing is Julian Clary’s celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian. There is so much to tell you; the ups and downs of his sordid love life, the true and heart stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins’ life, and don’t start him on the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit.
On stage Julian will proudly wear his well-deserved MBE (Mincer of the British Empire). And because Julian gives and gives (until it hurts) he will be handing out honours to the lucky few in the audience too. This is Julian at his filthy best. Live and unplugged.
Sun 24 April
Aczel is known for not following the rules of stand-up comedy and he aims to use his show, with help of the Chaos Theory, to change the world once and for all – although it may turn out to be too complicated. He asks whether you can have your cake and eat it – i.e. seek to change human consciousness forever and keep your weekends free.
He includes a couple of amusingly circular stories about his life, which thankfully don’t last long. Bringing maths, history and improv to life for beginners, he explores his own inner psyche with a section analysing his dreams – and then tries not to get too paranoid.